Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens - complete online book

Tales of the boy who refused to grow up, by J. M. Barrie.

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pressed a spring in the trunks and they shut like umbrellas, deluging the little plants beneath with snow. ' O you naughty, naughty child!' Mamie cried indignantly, for she knew what it was to have a drip­ping umbrella about your ears.
Fortunately the mischievous fellow was out of earshot, but a chrysanthemum heard her, and said so pointedly, 'Hoity-toity, what is this?' that she had to come out and show herself. Then the whole vege­table kingdom was rather puzzled what to do.
'Of course it is no affair of ours,' a spindle-tree said after they had whispered together, 'but you know quite well you ought not to be here, and perhaps our duty is to report you to the fairies; what do you think yourselfV
'I think you should not,' Maimie replied, which so perplexed them that they said petulantly there was no arguing with her. ' I wouldn't ask it of you,' she assured them, 'if I thought it was wrong,' and of course 88
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